A different chain of pharmacies files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

National settlements with multiple state Departments of Justice resulted from the opioid crisis

which was brought on by a rise in prescription opioid usage and illicit activities by opioid producers and dealers.

The U.S. Department of Justice eventually filed a complaint in intervention in a whistleblower lawsuit

Alleging the company knowingly filled unlawful prescriptions for controlled substances.

Rite Aid was not included in that opioid settlement.